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Old July 17th, 2013, 12:08 AM
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1985 ROW D90 clutch slave line? r380 replacing lt77

I am fitting an r380 to replace the lt77 and the clutch slave line is on the opposite side - is there a prefab line available from our US vendors?

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The ROW RHD clutch line runs from the Drivers side to the Pass side for the LT77, but the r380 clutch is on the drivers side. I am swapping the 2.5TD (19j) for a 300tdi.

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Do I pull the old line and bend/flare/terminate new lines OR does someone sell nice stainless so I don't have to screw it up?

And yes, I did search multiple times, but did to find anything - but feel free to flame me as long as it helps.

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Old July 17th, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Take the line to autozone, they should be able to match it for you. Take a pc of scrap wire to get a good idea of how long it needs to be.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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What are you doing with that old LT77? I might have a home for it and I'm just up the road from you.
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Just make a new hard line if you have the flare tool. I use aluminum clothesline wire to fab up the bends, but any scrap that is bendy will work. Coat hanger wire is good but not very lengthy. Once you get the proxy piece bent the way you like, bend up the for-real line to match. Very zen.
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Since no one else has suggested it- take a tubing cutter and cut your existing pipe and buy two brake line compression fittings from napa or Oreillys or whomever and a short section of brake tube and extend your existing pipe to meet your needs. The tubing ends on the factory pipes are double flared and thats not easily done without buying a several hundred dollar tool. My way costs about $6 and you retain the factory end fittings. Place your cuts and unions where they are least noticeable- shouldn't be hard on a clutch pipe.

Not as elegant as Bills aluminum clothes line methodology but he's an artist, I'm not the least bit artistic
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Old July 17th, 2013, 05:31 PM
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What are you doing with that old LT77? I might have a home for it and I'm just up the road from you.
Possibly...I have a list of conversions that I am doing and this setup MAY go into a Series III if I can find a cheep frame. Or I may look into a RRC frame to shorten and mod for the series.

If I go let it go, it will be the trans, xfer case...and possibly the 2.5td. Harass me about it in a month or so, my wife will have told me what to do by then

Sean

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Just make a new hard line if you have the flare tool. I use aluminum clothesline wire to fab up the bends, but any scrap that is bendy will work. Coat hanger wire is good but not very lengthy. Once you get the proxy piece bent the way you like, bend up the for-real line to match. Very zen.
That is me backup plan...I would rather pay for a new/NOS part if they are out there. Especially as they would be "correct" as opposed to the way that I happen to plumb it.

-Sean

------ Follow up post added July 17th, 2013 05:38 PM ------

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Since no one else has suggested it- take a tubing cutter and cut your existing pipe and buy two brake line compression fittings from napa or Oreillys or whomever and a short section of brake tube and extend your existing pipe to meet your needs. The tubing ends on the factory pipes are double flared and thats not easily done without buying a several hundred dollar tool. My way costs about $6 and you retain the factory end fittings. Place your cuts and unions where they are least noticeable- shouldn't be hard on a clutch pipe.

Not as elegant as Bills aluminum clothes line methodology but he's an artist, I'm not the least bit artistic
Now that is a great Yankee option! I like it...and it may be my initial solution as it would be quick. Long run, I would replace it - but I do like the simplicity!

- Sean
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